Monday, October 2
Janelle Monáe: The Age of Pleasure Tour
Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre | 7pm | $14+ | Details
Why you should go: Outdoor concert season is coming to an end, soak up the last of it with R&B artist, Janelle Monáe.
Frothy Beard | 4-7pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Every Monday is “yappy” hour at The Frothy Beard. Expect pup cups for them and $5 pints for you.
Opening Mic featuring Rachel Sumner at The Evening Muse
The Evening Muse | 7:30pm | $5 | Details
Why you should go: This weekly open mic night will be headlined by folk singer Rachel Sumner and her new band, Traveling Light.
Tuesday, October 3
MJ: The Musical
Belk Theatre | 7:30pm | $25+ | Details
Why you should go: It’s a musical centered around the life and career of Michael Jackson. Shows will run through Oct. 8.
Music Bingo and Taco Tuesday
Resident Culture South End | 7pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: First, celebrate Taco Tuesday at El Toro Bruto (a taco restaurant inside Resident Culture South End). Then, stay for music bingo starting at 7pm.
An Evening with Bryan Eng
Middle C Jazz | 7pm | $30 | Details
Why you should go: Spend your Tuesday enjoying the sounds of Bryan Eng, a Broadway actor and jazz pianist and singer from New York City. Doors open at 6pm.
Modern Spain Wine Dinner
Foxcroft Wine Co. Dilworth | 7pm | $99 | Details
Why you should go: You’ll taste the flavors of Spain with Spanish wines paired with a four-course dinner.
Wednesday, October 4
Lil Yachty: The Field Trip Tour
The Fillmore | 8pm | $59 | Details
Why you should go: Rapper Lil Yachty is on tour for his newest album, “Let’s Start Here.” The show starts at 8pm; doors open at 7pm.
Petra’s | 7pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: It’s a chance to sing your heart out to your go-to karaoke song. There’s no cover, but you must be 21+ to attend.
BayHaven Food and Wine Fest
Locations vary | Times vary | Prices vary | Details
Why you should go: Hosted by James Beard nominee and chef Greg Collier and his wife Subrina, the four-day festival (Oct. 4-8), will feature a series of meals. Wednesday night will kick off with a $150 community dinner in West Charlotte prepared by renowned chefs.
Burpie at The Comedy Zone
The Comedy Zone | 7pm | $30 | Details
Why you should go: You may remember Jeremy Alsop (aka Burpie) as a recurring cast member on MTV’s improv comedy show Wild ‘N Out. Doors open at 6pm and all tickets are general admission.
Thursday, October 5
Papa Doc’s Spooky Speakeasy
Papa Doc’s Shore Club (Lake Wylie) | 5-10pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: October is here, which means Papa Doc’s annual spooky-themed speakeasy is back.
Weekly Ping Pong Club
Hi-Wire Brewing | 6-8pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Grab a brew and show off your ping pong skills every Thursday evening at Hi-Wire.
Crossroads Cinema: Outdoor Movie Series
Camp North End (Ford Building) | 8pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Outdoor movie season is continuing through the fall at Camp North End. This Thursday features a free screening of “House Party.”
Free MADobolic Workout
Seoul Food Meat Co. (Mill District) | 6pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Expect a one-hour strength and conditioning workout in Seoul Food’s courtyard in this free fitness series hosted by MADabolic.
Friday, October 6
Girls Room Presents: VNSSA
The Music Yard | 6pm | $25 | Details
Why you should go: The Music Yard and Girls Room Charlotte are teaming up to host one of the rising tech house female DJs, VNSSA, who’s performed at festivals from Coachella to EDC. Doors open at 6pm.
Suki Waterhouse at The Amp
The Amp Ballanytye | 6pm | $38 | Details
Why you should go: You’ll recognize Suki Waterhouse as the pianist on Daisy Jones and the Six. Expect a setlist of her most memorable songs mixed with more recent work.
The Aces: I’ve Loved You for So Long World Tour
The Underground | 8pm | $20+ | Details
Why you should go: The all-female, alternative pop band is making Charlotte a stop on their world tour. Doors open at 7pm.
Improv Comedy Class
Charlotte Comedy Theater at the VAPA Center | 6:30pm | $280 (six weeks of classes) | Details
Why you should go: In this workshop series, you’ll learn improv from pros who’ve taught and performed in Charlotte for over 20 years.